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Gov. Janet Mills has signed into law two bills that supporters say are aimed at reducing poverty in the state.

Maine's Health and Human Services Committee is considering a pair of bipartisan bills Tuesday that address generational poverty.

PORTLAND, Maine - Food assistance benefits are set to triple in Maine starting in March.

The Maine State House in Augusta, Maine
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The state's failure to require welfare recipients to meet work participation standards has triggered a $7 million fine from the federal Office of Family Assistance. Gov. Paul LePage and Republican leaders blame Democrats, saying that if GOP-backed welfare reform bills had passed, the state would not be in such a predicament. But Democrats say the penalty will be waived by the feds and that LePage's blustering is a campaign ploy.